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Showing posts from March, 2014

Immortal Diamond

Bacchus one day, the Black Dog the next.  I had a wonderful weekend up in the Sierras near Tahoe. My brother met me at a family friend's beautiful home that is one of the coziest places on earth.  We ate wonderful food, had some fantastic conversations, went on some mountain snow adventures, and played with puppies, horses, kitties, and chickens.  I had a lot of fun with my brother.  A wonderful weekend.

And yet when I got on the plane, melancholy jumped right into my lap for a long and heavy sit.  Tears streamed from my eyes for three hours, silently, while everyone around me, thankfully, pretended not to notice.  I was excited to get back to work - CS Lewis and more Dante on the docket this week, it's a dream - but I missed Greer so horribly, as if I was a little teenage Juliet who sees no other purpose for living except nearness to my boyfriend.  I can laugh at that even when I am in the midst of one of these fits, and I also begin to have more respect for that peculiar pl…